Catalog Number: 0225
Chemical Name: Pyridine-2,3-dicarboxylic acid
Biological Activity
Endogenous NMDA agonist and transmitter candidate. May distinguish between NMDA receptor subtypes.
Technical Data
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  • Solubility:
    Soluble to 50 mM in 1eq. NaOH
  • Storage:
    Store at RT
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Background References
  1. Quinolinate differentiates between forebrain and cerebellar NMDA receptors.
    Monaghan and Beaton
    Eur.J.Pharmacol., 1991;194:123
  2. The endogenous agonist quinolinic acid and the non-endogenous homoquinolinic acid discriminate between NMDAR2 receptor subunits.
    Prada de Carvalho et al.
    Neurochem.Int., 1996;28:445
  3. NMDA receptors and ligands in the vertebrate CNS.
    Stone and Burton
    Prog.Neurobiol., 1988;30:333
  4. Quinolinic acid: a potent endogenous excitant at amino acid receptors in the rat CNS.
    Stone and Perkins
    Eur.J.Pharmacol., 1981;72:411

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Quinolinic acid include:

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  1. Milnacipran remediates impulsive deficits in rats with lesions of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex.
    Authors: Tsutsui-Kimura Et al.
    Nat Commun 2015;18

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